6 Kitchen appliances that have changed how people cook

KitchenAid on display at Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village Featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations - Day 2 on February 26, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for SOBEWFF)
KitchenAid on display at Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village Featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations - Day 2 on February 26, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for SOBEWFF) /

Over the years, several kitchen appliances have changed how and what people cook. While classic kitchen essentials never go out of style, food trends do make an impact on cooking.

How many kitchen appliances are essential to your cooking? From cooking shows to celebrity chefs, home cooks are looking to create delicious, impressive dishes in their own kitchen. In many cases, the right kitchen tool or kitchen appliance can make that amazing meal achievable.

Over the years, the home cook has expanded her cooking repertoire. From global flavors to elevated dishes, the boring chicken breast or steak and potatoes dinner has been replaced with the braised short rib and the chicken roulade.

As cooking shows have become must watch food television and chefs have become big celebrities, food is more than just sustenance. The ultimate Instagram foodie photo created from the perfect, elevated dish isn’t limited to the Michelin Star restaurant.

With the home cook looking to be her own celebrated chef, kitchen appliances are responding. From making cooking easy to offering multi-function capability, the home kitchen is becoming more efficient.

Here are 6 kitchen appliances that have changed how FoodSided cooks.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

For more than a 100 years, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer has been a staple in many people’s kitchens. While that iconic design has endless possibilities, the brand continues to evolve. Although this kitchen appliance started as a baker’s essential, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer can be used with all types of recipes.

In recent years, KitchenAid has expanded its attachments to include all types of kitchen prep. From slicing thin sheets of vegetables to sifting flour, the KitchenAid is the ultimate prep assistant. This kitchen appliance deserves a star spot on the kitchen counter.


George Foreman Grill

When the George Foreman Grill first appeared on the scene, people marveled at the idea of an easier, better way of grilling. Over the years, this grill has grown and adapted with food trends. From easy to clean features to multi-functionality, it has become a kitchen staple.

As seen with the Smoke-less grill, the George Foreman can offer a convenient alternative to outdoor grilling. From a delicious steak to quick hamburgers, the options for the home cook are many. In some ways, it even helped FoodSided to be better grillers.

Sous Vide

Anyone who watching Top Chef or other cooking competitions have seen professional chefs use sous vide cooking. That slow, even temperature method of cooking ensures a perfect dish each and every time.

As more home cooks look to emulate professional chefs, sous vide cooking is coming into the home kitchen. Many companies offer easy to use sous vide options at home. From Tuxton Home Sous Vide Pot to the Black + Decker Slow Cooker with Sous Vide, these kitchen appliances make it easy to explore this way of cooking.

Air Fryer

While everyone might love fried food, the extra calories from traditional frying often makes people take a pass. The air fryer has been the perfect solution for people who love fried food but want an alternative.

Many brands offer a type of air fryer. From a standalone option to the function added into a multi-function appliance, it has become an integral part of the kitchen. Just remember to experiment with the cooking. Getting the perfectly crisp finish may take some trial and error.


Instant Pot

For many families, the Instant Pot has become the go-to kitchen appliance. While it is a version of a pressure cooker, the quick, convenient, one pot cooking has won over many families. It can be the difference between a home cooked meal and another run to the drive through.

When choosing an Instant Pot, there are all types of varieties. Consider the functions that best fit your type of cooking. Even though a design on the outside might be fun, functionality is key.


As almost every aspect of the home becomes connected, the SmartOven is becoming the normal. From the countertop version to the built-in variety, the SmartOven is more than just cooking convenience.

While the technology helps to produce a better final product, these smart devices can help cooks gain confidence in the kitchen. If someone knows that a tasty, well-executed dinner can go from refrigerator to table with ease, more people might explore cooking. A bounty of deliciousness is out there.

These kitchen appliances have changed how FoodSided has cooked over the years. As kitchen essentials, kitchen gadgets and other kitchen tools evolve, the opportunities that the kitchen holds expands. In a way, the inspired home is more than just a vision, it becomes a reality.

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What kitchen appliances have changed how you cook? What is the kitchen essential that you cannot live without?